You may remember that I reviewed Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan a few weeks ago. The novel is short-listed for the Orange Prize, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, and the winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Half Blood Blues tells the story of a group of jazz musicians dealing with racial tensions and the Nazi invasion in Berlin and Paris.
I know some of you ambitious people are trying to read through the prize lists this year. If you are working through the Orange shortlist or the Booker finalists, you may want to break it up by adding an audiobook to your library pile. The audiobook for Half Blood Blues is narrated by Kyle Riley.
I am psyched to give you a sneak peak of the audio, courtesy of Esther Bochner of Macmillan.Click on the link below and decide if Half Blood Blues will be the next track on your Ipod.
Of those books nominated for the Orange shortlist, I have only read Half Blood Blues and State of Wonder. You can check out nomadreader for reviews of all of the books on the shortlist. The winner will be announced on May 30.
P.S. Happy Birthday to my handsome hubby who will be graduating from seminary in a week! Hooray!